Eric Hinske Stats

Eric Hinske was born on Friday, August 5, 1977, in Menasha, Wisconsin. Hinske was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 1, 2002, with the Toronto Blue Jays. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Eric Hinske baseball stats page.

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"I was stuck behind a pretty good player in Eric Chavez in Oakland. J.P. Ricciardi, in bringing me over, said, 'It's your job to lose.' I can't thank him enough for giving me a chance to play every day." - Eric Hinske

Eric Hinske

Eric Hinske Autograph on a 2003 Donruss Baseball Card (#267)

Eric Hinske Autograph on a 2003 Donruss Baseball Card (#267)

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Birth Name:
Eric Scott Hinske
Nickname:
Big Ske
Born On:
08-05-1977  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Menasha, Wisconsin
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Menasha High School (Menasha, WI)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
235
First Game:
04-01-2002 (Age 24)
Last Game:
06-27-2013
Draft:
1998 : 17th Round (496th)

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Eric Hinske Pitching Stats

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Eric Hinske Hitting Stats

2002 25 Blue Jays 151 566 99 158 38 2 24 0 84 77 5 138 0 5 2 12 .279 .365 .481
2003 26 Blue Jays 124 449 74 109 45 3 12 1 63 59 1 104 0 5 1 11 .243 .329 .437
2004 27 Blue Jays 155 570 66 140 23 3 15 0 69 54 2 109 0 6 4 14 .246 .312 .375
2005 28 Blue Jays 147 477 79 125 31 2 15 0 68 46 4 121 0 6 8 8 .262 .333 .430
2006 29 Blue Jays 78 197 35 52 9 2 12 0 29 27 2 49 0 0 0 6 .264 .353 .513
2006 29 Red Sox 31 80 8 23 8 0 1 0 5 8 0 30 0 0 0 2 .288 .352 .425
2007 30 Red Sox 84 186 25 38 12 3 6 0 21 28 2 54 0 1 3 7 .204 .317 .398
2008 31 Rays 133 381 59 94 21 1 20 0 60 47 4 88 0 1 3 13 .247 .333 .465
2009 32 Pirates 54 106 18 27 9 0 1 0 11 17 0 27 0 0 3 0 .255 .373 .368
2009 32 Yankees 39 84 13 19 3 0 7 0 14 10 1 25 0 2 2 2 .226 .316 .512
2010 33 Braves 131 281 38 72 21 1 11 0 51 33 5 75 0 3 3 4 .256 .338 .456
2011 34 Braves 117 236 24 55 10 0 10 0 28 26 1 71 0 1 1 5 .233 .311 .403
2012 35 Braves 91 132 9 26 7 1 2 0 13 14 2 41 0 1 0 5 .197 .272 .311
2013 36 Diamondbacks 52 52 2 9 3 0 1 0 6 6 0 17 0 0 0 2 .173 .259 .288
12 Years 1,387 3,797 549 947 240 18 137 1 522 452 29 949 0 31 30 91 .249 .332 .430

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Eric Hinske Fielding Stats

2002 Blue Jays 3B 148 141 3,778 368 2.5 348 103 245 20 14 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.49
2003 Blue Jays 3B 124 120 3,191 316 2.5 294 80 214 22 13 n/a n/a n/a .930 2.49
2004 Blue Jays 3B 153 148 3,932 357 2.3 349 107 242 8 23 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.40
2005 Blue Jays 1B 100 97 2,580 944 9.4 937 868 69 7 77 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.81
2006 Blue Jays 1B 4 1 42 15 3.8 15 15 0 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.64
2006 Blue Jays 3B 10 5 192 17 1.7 17 3 14 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.39
2006 Blue Jays LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2006 Blue Jays RF 30 28 642 43 1.4 43 41 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.81
2006 Red Sox 1B 12 11 258 97 8.1 96 91 5 1 9 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.05
2006 Red Sox LF 5 3 69 5 1.0 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.96
2006 Red Sox RF 10 7 183 11 1.1 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.62
2007 Red Sox 1B 43 29 828 281 6.5 278 256 22 3 25 n/a n/a n/a .989 9.07
2007 Red Sox LF 24 10 303 27 1.1 27 26 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.41
2007 Red Sox RF 12 9 246 16 1.3 16 16 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.76
2008 Rays 1B 11 9 261 87 7.9 86 78 8 1 11 n/a n/a n/a .989 8.90
2008 Rays 3B 8 4 147 7 0.9 7 1 6 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
2008 Rays LF 40 37 795 48 1.2 47 45 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.60
2008 Rays RF 49 47 1,017 91 1.9 90 88 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .989 2.39
2009 Pirates 1B 6 5 132 42 7.0 42 39 3 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.59
2009 Pirates 3B 3 2 57 3 1.0 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
2009 Pirates RF 13 13 336 33 2.5 33 30 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.65
2009 Yankees 3B 10 2 105 6 0.6 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.54
2009 Yankees LF 2 2 51 7 3.5 7 7 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.71
2009 Yankees RF 22 15 387 25 1.1 25 25 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.74
2010 Braves 1B 32 17 501 190 5.9 189 179 10 1 15 n/a n/a n/a .995 10.19
2010 Braves 3B 1 0 3 2 2.0 2 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
2010 Braves LF 50 50 1,080 66 1.3 65 65 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .985 1.63
2011 Braves 1B 13 10 249 89 6.8 89 81 8 0 6 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.65
2011 Braves LF 32 26 633 42 1.3 42 41 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.79
2011 Braves RF 16 13 3,507 25 1.6 25 24 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.19
2012 Braves 1B 15 11 321 105 7.0 103 95 8 2 6 n/a n/a n/a .981 8.66
2012 Braves LF 6 3 98 4 0.7 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.10
2012 Braves RF 4 4 93 5 1.3 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.45
2013 Diamondbacks 1B 6 2 78 34 5.7 34 32 2 0 5 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.77
3B Totals 457 422 11,405 1,076 2.4 1,026 297 729 50 51 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.43
1B Totals 242 192 5,250 1,884 7.8 1,869 1,734 135 15 159 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.61
LF Totals 160 131 3,032 199 1.2 197 193 4 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .990 1.75
RF Totals 156 136 6,411 249 1.6 248 239 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .996 1.04
12 Years 1,015 881 26,098 3,408 3.4 3,340 2,463 877 68 211 n/a n/a n/a .980 3.46

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Eric Hinske Miscellaneous Stats

2002 Blue Jays 13 1 .929 10 0 0 23.6 4.1 6.7 - - -
2003 Blue Jays 12 2 .857 3 0 0 37.4 4.3 7.1 - - -
2004 Blue Jays 12 8 .600 5 1 1 38.0 5.2 8.3 - - -
2005 Blue Jays 8 4 .667 18 1 43 31.8 3.9 7.0 - - -
2006 Blue Jays 1 1 .500 14 5 19 16.4 4.0 6.8 - - -
2006 Red Sox 1 1 .500 6 1 2 80.0 2.7 16.0 - - -
2007 Red Sox 3 0 1.000 14 4 3 31.0 3.4 8.9 - - -
2008 Rays 10 3 .769 16 0 20 19.1 4.3 6.4 - - -
2009 Pirates 0 0 .000 29 0 3 106.0 3.9 9.6 - - -
2009 Yankees 1 0 1.000 9 1 3 12.0 3.4 6.0 - - -
2010 Braves 0 0 .000 56 0 1 25.5 3.7 5.5 - - -
2011 Braves 0 1 .000 64 0 1 23.6 3.3 8.4 - - -
2012 Braves 0 0 .000 65 0 4 66.0 3.2 10.2 - - -
2013 Diamondbacks 0 0 .000 48 0 1 52.0 3.1 8.7 - - -
12 Years 61 21 .744 357 13 101 27.7 4.0 7.3 - - -

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Eric Hinske Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2002 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $200,000.00 - -
2003 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $600,000.00 - -
2004 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $900,000.00 - -
2005 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $3,100,000.00 - -
2006 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $4,425,000.00 - -
2006 Boston Red Sox 12 "     " - -
2007 Boston Red Sox 12 $5,625,000.00 - Stats
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 32 $2,800,000.00 - Stats
2009 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 $1,500,000.00 - -
2009 New York Yankees 14 "     " - Stats
2010 Atlanta Braves 20 $1,000,000.00 - -
2011 Atlanta Braves 20 $1,350,000.00
2012 Atlanta Braves 20 $1,500,000.00 - -
2013 Arizona Diamondbacks 22 $1,350,000.00 - -
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Eric Hinske, in 2002 , set Toronto Blue Jays rookie records for doubles (38), extra base hits (64), home runs (24), runs (99), runs batted in (84), total bases (272) and walks (77). Big Ske also led all American League rookies in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, home runs, stolen bases and walks, earning him the Rookie of the Year Award - the second Blue Jay to receive the honor. Do you know who was first? [ Answer ]

In 2003 , Eric Hinske hit forty-five doubles, but only had one-hundred nine hits. In the history of the American League (1901-today), no player with a minimum of one-hundred hits, has had a higher percentage (41%) of doubles during a single season!

Roy Howell (1978), Kelly Gruber (1989) and Eric Hinske (2003) share a record that none of them want. Each of them played the hot corner with the Toronto Blue Jays and in the respective season listed next to their name, committed a franchise record twenty-two errors at third base.

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Eric Hinske Tattoos | Atlanta Journal Constitution | Photo by Jeff Schultz
Did you know that Eric Hinske was the second player in Major League history to appear in three consecutive World Series with three different teams ? Hinske, who joined Don Baylor in club, played in the 2007 World Series ( Boston Red Sox ), the 2008 World Series ( Tampa Bay Rays ), and the 2009 World Series ( New York Yankees ).

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